Rufus T Rouse Tales

Notes from the Author


Good News from Rufus T and me!

A new shipment has arrived… the second printing of “Rufus T Rouse, Wee Mouse in the House”. What an exciting day at R Rouse Tales! I could not wait to hold a new copy of this first book in the Rufus T Rouse series. Smile! They are quite lovely.

The jolly, wee mouse from Scotland takes an unexpected journey on a cargo ship, all the while sharing Bible verses and prayers with your child.  He meets new friends along the way and learns to trust the Lord more every day. Each book in the series contains a set of 9 punch-out, Bible verse cards.

More exciting news! “Wee Mouse in the House” is now packaged in the new, Rufus T Tote. See photo above. The packaged set includes the Wee Mouse book, the Rufus T plush mouse, and a cinched “tote” bag. What a brilliant way for your child to store his books, plush mouse, and Bible verse cards!

Please request a free digital copy of the 32-page Curriculum now available with your purchase of “Rufus T Rouse, Wee Mouse in the House”. This “Wee Mouse” Curriculum contains 13-lessons and activities making it an excellent tool for Sunday School, Children’s Ministries, Bible School, and Day Care.

Rufus T’s first book, as well as the second book, may be purchased on this website’s Store page. If near the Elizabeth City area in NC, avoid shipping costs by calling R Rouse Tales at 252-330-1323 for local purchase and pickup.

Until next time…Cheerio!


“The Good News is about God’s son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Romans 1:3 (International Children’s Bible)



About the Author

Recently retired from a career with the state of North Carolina and encouraged by family and her pastor, Karen Gilbert began writing the first tale in her Christian Children’s series… Rufus T. Rouse, Wee Mouse in the House. “My passion in writing is to give children an opportunity to know and love Jesus through his written Word while having fun with Rufus T. along the way.”

Her heart and thoughts often turn toward Scotland, her mother’s birthplace, thus the origin of Rufus T., the tale’s central character. When she’s not writing, Karen and husband, Dean, enjoy the Outer Banks and time spent with their granddaughter, Bella Grace. They make their home near the Albemarle Sound of North Carolina.


A special ‘thank you’ to my mentor and friend, Robert Knowles; your guidance has been God sent.”   K. Gilbert

About the Illustrator

Hope Swinney IllustratorAfter graduating from Elizabeth City State University with a degree in both Art and Elementary Education, Hope Swinney began her career teaching first grade. Currently she is the Visual Arts Instructor for kindergarten through third grade at Grandy Primary School in Camden County, North Carolina. From creating large sculptures to artist studies, she enjoys sharing her love for art with her students.

Hope lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, with her husband, children, and two dogs. They enjoy their small farm where they have chickens, guineas, and dairy goats.


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